Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he was unaware of the attempted airport knife attack that left a security guard injured.
Mourinho was signing autographs at La Coruna airport on Friday when a man tried to attack the Portuguse manager with a blade.
The incident left a bodyguard with a four-centimetre wound, but Mourinho apparently had no knowledge of his lucky escape.
“I don’t know anything,” Mourinho said.
“I haven’t seen or felt anything. I got there, arrived at the hotel and went back to Madrid… I didn’t see anything. If something happened, then I didn’t see it.”
“There is no story … we had the normal security that we always have. It isn’t to protect against attack, rather against the passion of the fans. Nothing happened to me.”
Mourinho also confirmed that Kaka will not be rushed back as the Brazil midfielder struggles to regain form following a knee injury.
“That is something for Kaka and the medical department,” Mourinho said.
“I got the information from the player about a small problem that limits his movement and agility, that he doesn’t feel happy when he isn’t at his best.”
“For that reason, he and the medical department have decided that -for his self esteem as much as anything- that he will return when he is convinced of being 100% better.”
Real travel to Racing Santander on Sunday without injured star Cristiano Ronaldo and Mourinho admits the team will be weaker without the Portugal captain.
“Cristiano is too important for us to say that we won’t miss him,” Mourinho said.
“We won’t have the same power without him.”
“We aren’t going to be hypocritical and say things that we don’t mean. We know that it will be difficult – more difficult without Cristiano – but we still have the same aims for this match.”